Since July 2016, Liveability Victoria International (LVI) in the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), has worked with Global Victoria to connect Victoria’s thriving water, cleantech and urban design sector expertise with international opportunities.

Through business development, knowledge exchange, sharing sustainable development practices and promotion of Victoria’s liveability brand, LVI creates opportunities for Victorian businesses to share their expertise and reach new markets at export.

As well as working globally, LVI and its partners are building stronger clusters of business, research and government communities across all three sectors in Victoria – and bringing best practice liveability ideas back to Victoria to enhance our own liveability.

India and China are priority markets for LVI and our activities are aligned with the Victorian Government’s decade-long plans to strengthen Victoria’s engagement in these countries, both identified as growth areas for export of Victorian liveability expertise.

Both countries offer incredible opportunities for Victorian businesses: China’s Sponge Cities program aims to develop water sensitive urban design in cities; while India’s 100 Smart Cities urban renewal and retrofitting program intends to make cities citizen-friendly and sustainable.

In four years, LVI has connected Victorian businesses with targeted overseas markets in China and India, as well as Vietnam and Singapore, working closely with Global Victoria and the Victorian Government’s 22 overseas offices to deliver inbound delegations and international trade missions.

As a sponsor of industry conferences and major initiatives overseas, and a supporter of local business clusters at home, LVI leads a variety of activities, promoting Victorian businesses and expertise, while building connections and opportunities within the liveability sector.

We’re proud to share these highlights and look forward to seeing the sector grow.

It was wonderful to brainstorm with the Victorian water sector, compare different philosophies and hopefully offer some insights from the experience we gained in Israel. It is very clear that the water system in Victoria is in good hands.
Oded Distel, Founder, Israel NewTech

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